Wildfire threatens Kismet PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 06 May 2011 10:11

Plumes of smoke from a grassfire Thursday rise above the north rim of the Cimarron River Valley. The wildfire was driven by a northwest wind toward the town of Kismet, far right. The fire started around 2:30 p.m. just east of County Road T between Roads 15 and 16 in northeast Seward County. Firefighters from Kismet and Seward County were able to stop the conflagration within about a half mile from Kismet. The fire burned 80 or 90 acres, according to Emergency Management Director Greg Standard “No stuctures were invovled, but it did burn some property they had out there on the farmstead and a few trees outside the house, but we were able to stop it from getting into the houses and sheds,” Standard said. “I believe it was caused by a mechanical problem with a vehicle on the roadway – it threw some sparks and got it started.” Standard added there were no injuries sustained as a result of the fire that was declared under control at 3:22 p.m. – approximately one hour after the Seward County Fire Department arrived on the scene. L&T photo/Larry Phillips

 
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